Cancelpoodle

Cancelpoodle

(messaging)
(Or Cancelbunny) A manifestation of the Cancelmoose in the form of a more selective (and probably not automated) way to cancel Usenet articles.

The term became common during the alt.religion.scientology wars of the mid-90s, during which Cancelpoodles were used. The "poodle" part is an allusion to one of the parties obliquely involved in the fray, who an earlier well-known witticism had compared to "a psychotic poodle".

CancelBunny

Also "CancelPoodle." A person who deletes Usenet messages that have been posted to a particular newsgroup.
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Some representatives of Scientology allegedly began forging messages to cancel critics' posts in December, 1994 (Holmes, 1995), and Internet users soon dubbed the perpetrator of these forgeries the "Cancelbunny" (named after a character in a battery advertisement) and later "Cancelpoodle." (10) Those who posted copyrighted materials without the aid of anonymous services received legal threats, and Scientology representatives filed complaints against anonymous servers.
The "Cancelbunnies" and "Cancelpoodles" deleted critics' posts from a.r.s., purportedly to curtail the dissemination of copyrighted materials.